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How to create effective and inclusive early warnings: 11 recommendations from research

17 Apr 2023

Early warning systems (EWS) have been widely recognized as an essential tool to reduce risks and improve preparedness and response to natural hazards. To be effective, EWS must go beyond the mere dissemination of alerts and encompass multiple elements – from increasing the population’s risk knowledge to building response capabilities. To address the key aspects of warnings, the UCL Warning Research Centre (WRC), …

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Cyclone Mocha: Accurate forecasts spur preparedness in Myanmar and Bangladesh

Global Disaster Preparedness Center 17 May 2023
Cyclone Mocha made landfall near Myanmar’s border with Bangladesh on on May 14th as an extremely severe cyclonic storm and moved inland, weaken...

Nature-based Solution for River basin and Coastal Risk Resilience Community

Thomas Aquino Banir Hikmat 16 May 2023
The Nature-based Solution for River basin and Coastal Risk Resilience Community program is applied harmoniously within the framework of Integrated Com...

New Teen Prep Kit Supports Young People to Get Started with Disaster Preparedness

Avatar photo Rita Ewing 07 Mar 2023
The Global Disaster Preparedness Center and the American Red Cross are pleased to announce the launch of Teen Prep Kit, a unique resource designed to ...

Nobody can predict earthquakes, but we can forecast them. Here’s how

Global Disaster Preparedness Center 15 Feb 2023
After devastating earthquakes, it’s common to see discussion of earthquake prediction. An earthquake prediction requires, in advance, the specif...

Working with local partners – and nature – for flood resilience

Zurich Flood Alliance Jonathan Ulrich 27 Jan 2023
Building on the successful cooperation between the Red Cross of Montenegro and the municipality of Golubovci on the repair and construction of a flood...

Successful Completion of Small Grants II: Youth Trailblaze Urban Climate Action in Asia Pacific

Avatar photo Lucy Price 02 Dec 2022
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in October 2021 the Asia Pacific Urban Community Resilience Hub launched the 2nd Urban Community Resilience Small Grants,...

Data and the Power of Storytelling in Global Development

Avatar photo Brighton Musevenzo 24 Oct 2022
Maya Angelou once said that people will forget what you said, what you did, but will never forget how you made them feel, probably a popular adage but...

New FREE online course puts Operational Research at the heart of Humanitarian Action

Avatar photo Nesrine Aouinti 24 Oct 2022
Press Release, 18 October 2022, Geneva, Switzerland A collaboration between the Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies, the Aga Khan University, and th...


Avatar photo Celine Erickson 04 Oct 2022
“Strategy 2030[1] sets out how the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) will build on over 100 years of striving for a mor...

Leaders and Data Driven Decision Making: Why it Matters

Avatar photo Brighton Musevenzo 12 Sep 2022
The importance of data in informing sound decision making for management and key stakeholders cannot be over emphasized especially in this period and ...

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Adapting to the impacts of extreme heat in Bangladesh’s labour force
Global Disaster Preparedness Center 08 May 2023
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1st Asia Pacific Regional Heatwave Meeting: Key Recommendations and Call to Action
Avatar photo Lucy Price 12 May 2021
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